mountain range in the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria
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The Great Dividing Range is a range of mountains running down Eastern Australia. It includes the Australian Alps.


Map of Great Dividing Range

The Great Dividing Range is at 3,500 km the world's third longest land based mountain range. It begins in north Queensland, passing through the middle of New South Wales and finishes in Victoria.

It is one of the few places on the Australian mainland that regularly sees snow, even sometimes in the lower part of Queensland as well. It separates the generally more fertile East Coast from the more arid rest of the country.


Apsley falls, Oxley Wild Rivers National Park


Stay safeEdit

In winter there can be high levels of snowfall, from the Queensland border southwards.

The excellent hiking opportunities in summer can be dangerous without sufficient preparation of water, food and location devices.

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